Order This and Your Bartender Will Judge You
Local barkeeps divulge the drink orders that make their eyes roll.
Sex on the Beach
Two out of three bartenders surveyed at Whitlow’s on Wilson say patrons who order a Sex on the Beach are likely inexperienced drinkers. “We have a lot of newly-turned 21-year-olds, and for some reason they all order a Sex on the Beach,” notes one of the Clarendon hub’s full-time bartenders. “We pack hundreds of people here on some nights and I worship people who order something simple—like a beer or a gin and tonic. When you order a drink by its cheeky name I have to think about the ingredients…and I have to laugh because you’re probably new to drinking. By the way…I’m laughing at those people. Not with them.”